A Length of Discharged Cotton: Shrimp and Noshi

$70.00 USD

early twentieth century
33 1/2" x 13", 85 cm x 33 cm

This is an unusual length of cotton cloth as it shows a hand woven plaid cotton of a good age--probably from the early 20th century--that is overlaid with a pattern of shrimp and noshi. Noshi as shown here represent dried strips of abalone that are used to convey good wishes and auspicious greetings.

It appears that the overlay of pattern was done long after the cotton was woven and it could have been done very recently by using some kind of discharge effect.

Still, the pattern is a traditional one that, when seen in contrast to the plaid base cloth, makes for a visually interesting length of cotton.

Good looking and in good condition this length is good for inspiration or for use in fashion or craft projects.

A Length of Discharged Cotton: Shrimp and Noshi